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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Majin Buu]] was introduced as a huge, pink, disturbingly cheerful jinn that liked to [[BodyHorror turn people into candy]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eat them]]. However, an encounter with [[AdoptTheDog an injured dog]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Hercule/Mr. Satan]] caused a HeelFaceTurn. Crisis averted, right? Well, up until the dog gets shot, at which point he becomes so furious that [[EnemyWithout all of his inner evil ''comes to life'']]. It then ''eats him, becoming even more powerful than the original as a result.'' Becomes [[spoiler: inverted when the good part of Buu struggles inside of himself in a desperate attempt to save Hercule/Mr. Satan, becoming the Ally Within you could say.]]

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Majin Buu]] was introduced as a huge, pink, disturbingly cheerful jinn that liked to [[BodyHorror turn people into candy]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eat them]]. However, an encounter with [[AdoptTheDog an injured dog]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Hercule/Mr. Satan]] caused a HeelFaceTurn. Crisis averted, right? Well, up until the dog gets shot, at which point he becomes so furious that [[EnemyWithout all of his inner evil ''comes to life'']]. It then ''eats him, becoming even more powerful than the original as a result.'' Becomes [[spoiler: inverted [[spoiler:inverted when the good part of Buu struggles inside of himself in a desperate attempt to save Hercule/Mr. Satan, becoming the Ally Within you could say.]]



* The eponymous character of ''Manga/SoulEater'' deals with this, especially as it pertains to keeping Maka safe. He has a small ogre-demon living inside his soul. It starts to take over in the final battle with Asura (in the anime), when Maka has to [[spoiler: go into Soul's soul and save the real Soul from the ogre-demon, who has disguised himself to look exactly like the guy]], in order to save her partner from the Madness with the PowerOfLove.

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* The eponymous character of ''Manga/SoulEater'' deals with this, especially as it pertains to keeping Maka safe. He has a small ogre-demon living inside his soul. It starts to take over in the final battle with Asura (in the anime), when Maka has to [[spoiler: go [[spoiler:go into Soul's soul and save the real Soul from the ogre-demon, who has disguised himself to look exactly like the guy]], in order to save her partner from the Madness with the PowerOfLove.



* ''Anime/VariableGeo'' has a different take on the trope. Back when [[LadyOfWar Reimi]] was a child, she was subjected to inhumane experiments, during which a bio-tech "seed" was surgically planted within her body, under [[EvilMatriarch her mother's]] orders. This would become [[spoiler: [[BigBad Miranda]]]]'s trump card, years later, when she [[spoiler: activates it, causing it to sprout into a vine covered in white roses, which saps Reimi's strength]], during her match with [[{{deuteragonist}} Satomi]]. Thereby, cheating Reimi out of her victory and eliminating her from the competition.

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'' has a different take on the trope. Back when [[LadyOfWar Reimi]] was a child, she was subjected to inhumane experiments, during which a bio-tech "seed" was surgically planted within her body, under [[EvilMatriarch her mother's]] orders. This would become [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Miranda]]]]'s trump card, years later, when she [[spoiler: activates [[spoiler:activates it, causing it to sprout into a vine covered in white roses, which saps Reimi's strength]], during her match with [[{{deuteragonist}} Satomi]]. Thereby, cheating Reimi out of her victory and eliminating her from the competition.



* ''Manga/KotouraSan'' plays this one very similarly to ''Anime/MaiHime'''s example above. [[spoiler: Detective Tsukino]] has one and it's [[spoiler: the actual criminal behind the beatings/rapings of high school girls]] throughout Episodes 9 though 11. [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] defeats this one with IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight in the most literal way possible.

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* ''Manga/KotouraSan'' plays this one very similarly to ''Anime/MaiHime'''s example above. [[spoiler: Detective [[spoiler:Detective Tsukino]] has one and it's [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the actual criminal behind the beatings/rapings of high school girls]] throughout Episodes 9 though 11. [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] defeats this one with IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight in the most literal way possible.



* ''Project/KagerouProject'': The Wide-Open Eyes Snake, the BigBad of the series, is said to have first appeared to Azami in a dream, [[spoiler: offering to teach her how to create a whole new world so she could live with her family forever]]. Like all of the other snakes, he is implied to have been born from Azami's emotions - in this case, [[spoiler:her desperation and willingness to do anything to live on with her husband and daughter]]. The Snake is also the only sentient Snake [[spoiler:aside from Shintaro's Recording Eyes]], and capable of taking complete control of its master when they are asleep.

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* ''Project/KagerouProject'': The Wide-Open Eyes Snake, the BigBad of the series, is said to have first appeared to Azami in a dream, [[spoiler: offering [[spoiler:offering to teach her how to create a whole new world so she could live with her family forever]]. Like all of the other snakes, he is implied to have been born from Azami's emotions - in this case, [[spoiler:her desperation and willingness to do anything to live on with her husband and daughter]]. The Snake is also the only sentient Snake [[spoiler:aside from Shintaro's Recording Eyes]], and capable of taking complete control of its master when they are asleep.



* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a separate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]

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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a separate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]



* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] in ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]]'' [[spoiler: has an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination inside her body, which will burst free and destroy TheMultiverse if she [[DespairEventHorizon gives into despair]]. It whispers to her in times of great stress, trying to convince her to let it out.]]
* [[spoiler: Loneliness]], the first BigBad of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', is this to [[spoiler: Trixie]], keeping her practically comatose for ''weeks'' even after Discord's defeat until [[spoiler: Twilight [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind enters Trixie's mind]] and helps Trixie defeat her]]. What's [[NothingIsScarier truly terrifying]] about her is that it's never made clear exactly ''what'' she is or where she came from.
** Fluttercruel was originally an ineffective one of these, being more a mild annoyance to Fluttershy than anything else, and even when she finally manages to take control of Fluttershy's body, all she does is party, rather than anything evil... though her actions ''do'' accidentally lead to [[spoiler: Fluttershy becoming [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]]]]. But that just makes her have a HeelFaceTurn, and she and Fluttershy now [[SharingABody share a body]] and get along very well (they both consider Cruel to be Shy's "daughter").

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* [[Manga/LuckyStar Kagami]] in ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above]]'' [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination inside her body, which will burst free and destroy TheMultiverse if she [[DespairEventHorizon gives into despair]]. It whispers to her in times of great stress, trying to convince her to let it out.]]
* [[spoiler: Loneliness]], [[spoiler:Loneliness]], the first BigBad of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', is this to [[spoiler: Trixie]], [[spoiler:Trixie]], keeping her practically comatose for ''weeks'' even after Discord's defeat until [[spoiler: Twilight [[spoiler:Twilight [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind enters Trixie's mind]] and helps Trixie defeat her]]. What's [[NothingIsScarier truly terrifying]] about her is that it's never made clear exactly ''what'' she is or where she came from.
** Fluttercruel was originally an ineffective one of these, being more a mild annoyance to Fluttershy than anything else, and even when she finally manages to take control of Fluttershy's body, all she does is party, rather than anything evil... though her actions ''do'' accidentally lead to [[spoiler: Fluttershy [[spoiler:Fluttershy becoming [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Nightmare Whisper]]]]. But that just makes her have a HeelFaceTurn, and she and Fluttershy now [[SharingABody share a body]] and get along very well (they both consider Cruel to be Shy's "daughter").



* Kali [[spoiler: with Kira]] in the Death Note fanfic "Zenith, Darkness, Reverie". If Kali has a callous disregard for human existence, [[spoiler: [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Kira]] is this]], with a penchant for murder and determination to assert control of Kali's body to do so. [[spoiler: Kira also considers Kali's emotions to be a "vulnerability", despite her relatively obvious lack of sentimentality. This is Kira's primary justification for killing the protagonist. Unfortunately, Kali is not as expendable as Kira would prefer.]]
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': The plot is driven by Twilight's dark side awakening and eventually consuming her mind, making her become the foretold [[BigBad Queen of Darkness]]. [[spoiler: Becomes an EnemyWithout during the FinalBattle, when the Elements of Harmony force the Darkness out of Twilight's body, causing it to take on a form of its own.]]

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* Kali [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with Kira]] in the Death Note fanfic "Zenith, Darkness, Reverie". If Kali has a callous disregard for human existence, [[spoiler: [[SuperpoweredEvilSide [[spoiler:[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Kira]] is this]], with a penchant for murder and determination to assert control of Kali's body to do so. [[spoiler: Kira [[spoiler:Kira also considers Kali's emotions to be a "vulnerability", despite her relatively obvious lack of sentimentality. This is Kira's primary justification for killing the protagonist. Unfortunately, Kali is not as expendable as Kira would prefer.]]
* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': The plot is driven by Twilight's dark side awakening and eventually consuming her mind, making her become the foretold [[BigBad Queen of Darkness]]. [[spoiler: Becomes [[spoiler:Becomes an EnemyWithout during the FinalBattle, when the Elements of Harmony force the Darkness out of Twilight's body, causing it to take on a form of its own.]]



* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': Like in ''Kage'', the Queen of the Shadowkhan is this to Jade, reawakened by her transformation. Right now the Queen is [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower being held at bay by the Tiger talisman]], but is working on corrupting Jade. [[spoiler: When she succeeds, the Tiger responds by forcibly [[EnemyWithout separating]] them.]]

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* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': Like in ''Kage'', the Queen of the Shadowkhan is this to Jade, reawakened by her transformation. Right now the Queen is [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower being held at bay by the Tiger talisman]], but is working on corrupting Jade. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When she succeeds, the Tiger responds by forcibly [[EnemyWithout separating]] them.]]



* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'': Twice, Simba is faced with mental battles with the King of Dreams, the embodiment of his dark side. Ultimately, he's defeated for good when [[spoiler: Simba decides to embrace and control his dark side, denying the King any power and destroying him]].

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* ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'': Twice, Simba is faced with mental battles with the King of Dreams, the embodiment of his dark side. Ultimately, he's defeated for good when [[spoiler: Simba [[spoiler:Simba decides to embrace and control his dark side, denying the King any power and destroying him]].



* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to a planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconscious considered him guilty and everyone on Earth was BrainWashed to turn themselves in.]]

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* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to a planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconscious considered him guilty and everyone on Earth was BrainWashed to turn themselves in.]]



* ''Literature/DarkHeart'': The dark voice that bedevils Myrren during the journey to Corondor. At first it urges her to use her magic to kill, but eventually it starts fighting her for control of her own body. [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed to be her own demonic heritage which she's repressed for her entire life. She gets better once she comes to accept it and merges with it.]]
* In ''Literature/Babel17'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany, the person who has been sabotaging Rydra Wong's mission turns out to be [[spoiler: Rydra herself]], who had been secretly programmed by [[spoiler: simply learning the language Babel-17]], and was completely unaware of any of it.

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* ''Literature/DarkHeart'': The dark voice that bedevils Myrren during the journey to Corondor. At first it urges her to use her magic to kill, but eventually it starts fighting her for control of her own body. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed to be her own demonic heritage which she's repressed for her entire life. She gets better once she comes to accept it and merges with it.]]
* In ''Literature/Babel17'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany, the person who has been sabotaging Rydra Wong's mission turns out to be [[spoiler: Rydra [[spoiler:Rydra herself]], who had been secretly programmed by [[spoiler: simply [[spoiler:simply learning the language Babel-17]], and was completely unaware of any of it.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Sam Winchester is a sort of human/demon hybrid and constantly fights against his demonic inheritance, which includes a portion of natural arrogance, but under the right circumstances ([[spoiler: drinking enough "demon blood"]]) turns him completely and murderously feral.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Sam Winchester is a sort of human/demon hybrid and constantly fights against his demonic inheritance, which includes a portion of natural arrogance, but under the right circumstances ([[spoiler: drinking ([[spoiler:drinking enough "demon blood"]]) turns him completely and murderously feral.



** Considering what transpires in the 6th season's finale [[spoiler: [[TheSoulless Soulless Sam]] likely counts as well]].

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** Considering what transpires in the 6th season's finale [[spoiler: [[TheSoulless [[spoiler:[[TheSoulless Soulless Sam]] likely counts as well]].



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had a metaphorical version of this with Ray Langston and his two season struggle against the dark streak he felt he had. The UnstoppableRage variant is where it most likely fits. And it overtook him by the end of season 11 when [[spoiler: he killed Nate Haskell after Haskell tormented him and kidnapped his ex-wife.]]

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had a metaphorical version of this with Ray Langston and his two season struggle against the dark streak he felt he had. The UnstoppableRage variant is where it most likely fits. And it overtook him by the end of season 11 when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he killed Nate Haskell after Haskell tormented him and kidnapped his ex-wife.]]



* [[spoiler:Akachi]] in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer'' forces you to continually consume other spirits or have your soul consumed instead. The main quest of the game is figuring out a way to get rid of the curse. [[spoiler: The most extreme Evil ending actually involves you ''devouring Akachi's spirit itself'' to become a [[EldritchAbomination horrific, god-killing abomination.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:Akachi]] in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer'' forces you to continually consume other spirits or have your soul consumed instead. The main quest of the game is figuring out a way to get rid of the curse. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The most extreme Evil ending actually involves you ''devouring Akachi's spirit itself'' to become a [[EldritchAbomination horrific, god-killing abomination.]]]]



* The final boss in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' is the embodiment of Dracula's evil, which threatens to possess and overwhelm Dracula's reincarnated self, [[spoiler: Soma Cruz.]]

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* The final boss in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]'' is the embodiment of Dracula's evil, which threatens to possess and overwhelm Dracula's reincarnated self, [[spoiler: Soma [[spoiler:Soma Cruz.]]



* Pyramid Head from Franchise/SilentHill is the physical manifestation of [[spoiler:James Sunderland]]'s desire to be punished for [[spoiler: murdering his wife]].

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* Pyramid Head from Franchise/SilentHill is the physical manifestation of [[spoiler:James Sunderland]]'s desire to be punished for [[spoiler: murdering [[spoiler:murdering his wife]].



* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': This has become a concern [[NiceGuy for Ace]], as of chapter 15, thanks to Blair's consciousness being [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/we_have_to_contain_me_before_i released from the doll]]]] and ending up in his body. Now, not only is Ace stuck with him for the foreseeable future, but Blair has threatened to [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_was_bitten take him over if he falls asleep]]]] to satisfy his perversion.

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* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': This has become a concern [[NiceGuy for Ace]], as of chapter 15, thanks to Blair's consciousness being [[spoiler: [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/we_have_to_contain_me_before_i released from the doll]]]] and ending up in his body. Now, not only is Ace stuck with him for the foreseeable future, but Blair has threatened to [[spoiler: [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_was_bitten take him over if he falls asleep]]]] to satisfy his perversion.



* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' implies that Dr. Insano used to be this to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], who eventually won a hard-fought battle for control, turning them into JekyllAndHyde. [[spoiler: ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' states that that was actually an effect of the PlotHole going haywire, and they've always been two separate people.]]

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* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' implies that Dr. Insano used to be this to [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]], who eventually won a hard-fought battle for control, turning them into JekyllAndHyde. [[spoiler: ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' [[spoiler:''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' states that that was actually an effect of the PlotHole going haywire, and they've always been two separate people.]]
14th Sep '17 9:17:22 PM PaulA
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* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's ''Literature/Galactic Milieu'' Trilogy (''Jack the Bodiless'', ''Diamond Mask'', ''Magnificat''), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.
14th Sep '17 9:16:00 PM PaulA
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* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy (''Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat''), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.

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* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu ''Literature/Galactic Milieu'' Trilogy (''Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat''), Bodiless'', ''Diamond Mask'', ''Magnificat''), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.
30th Aug '17 10:05:03 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], has an ArchEnemy in Jygglag, the Daedric Prince of [[ControlFreak Order]] who comes at the end over every Era in an event known as the Greymarch and destroys Sheogorath's realm, the [[EldritchLocation Shivering Isles]]. In the eponymous expansion for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', it is revealed that [[spoiler:Sheogorath and Jyggalag are one in the same. Sheogorath is the [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan Person Shaped Can]] that Jyggalag was sealed within by the other Daedric Princes, who were fearful of his growing power. The main plot of the expansion sees you end this ViciousCycle and free Jyggalag, by [[AGodIsYou taking the mantle of Sheogorath for yourself]]]].
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* Jack's Inner Self [[spoiler:aka Mad Jack]] from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' ([[SamuraiJack/TropesSeason5 season 5]]). [[spoiler:How Jack had become virtually emotionless and cold to the point of simply abandoning hope and relinquishing himself to despair in Season 5? That'd be the result of this side of him, driving his actions in the interest of simply doing all he could to survive.]]
28th Jun '17 11:06:35 AM StFan
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->''"Pounding in your temples''
->''and a surge of adrenaline''
->''every muscle tense to fence the enemy within"''

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->''"Pounding in your temples''
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' - The Beast of Darkness is the personification of all of Guts's hatred and bloodlust which was born from the horrors he suffered during the Eclipse and from the two years he spent WalkingTheEarth as the Black Swordsman, seeking vengeance against Griffith and every demon he could find. After Guts decided to stop focusing on revenge in order to focus on Casca, his only love and the only other survivor of the Eclipse, it begins to act against him, and seeks to have Guts [[MoralityChain kill her]] so that Guts can get back to his vendetta against Griffith.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' - ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Beast of Darkness is the personification of all of Guts's hatred and bloodlust which was born from the horrors he suffered during the Eclipse and from the two years he spent WalkingTheEarth as the Black Swordsman, seeking vengeance against Griffith and every demon he could find. After Guts decided to stop focusing on revenge in order to focus on Casca, his only love and the only other survivor of the Eclipse, it begins to act against him, and seeks to have Guts [[MoralityChain kill her]] so that Guts can get back to his vendetta against Griffith.



* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix...which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and possess the young Prime's body.

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* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix... which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and possess the young Prime's body.



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* The human Twilight Sparkle suffers this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'' as she's haunted by her actions as Midnight Sparkle. It gets worse when she finds out she possesses magic and she's afraid of using it lest Midnight Sparkle takes control again. It takes a major pep talk from Sunset and the other girls to get her to realize her power is her own and not to let the past control her.
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* OlderThanPrint: Werewolves in any story in which the werewolf form is disconnected from, or uncontrollable by, the human form. There are sympathetic folktales about otherwise good people suffering from lycanthropy.
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* ''Franhise/{{Bionicle}}'':
** The other Toa feared that this might have been the case with Lewa, who's been infested by [[PuppeteerParasite a Krana]] and temporarily became part of the Bohrok Swarm. After the Krana had been removed, Lewa still possessed the Bohrok HiveMind's internal knowledge, and was thus mistrusted by some of his teammates, to the point where even he thought that he was secretly evil. He got over it after the Bohrok Swarm's defeat.
** Hordika venom brings out the bestial side in those that get infected, although it can mostly be mentally suppressed.
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* OlderThanPrint: Werewolves in any story in which the werewolf form is disconnected from, or uncontrollable by, the human form. There are sympathetic folktales about otherwise good people suffering from lycanthropy.
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':
** The other Toa feared that this might have been the case with Lewa, who's been infested by [[PuppeteerParasite a Krana]] and temporarily became part of the Bohrok Swarm. After the Krana had been removed, Lewa still possessed the Bohrok HiveMind's internal knowledge, and was thus mistrusted by some of his teammates, to the point where even he thought that he was secretly evil. He got over it after the Bohrok Swarm's defeat.
** Hordika venom brings out the bestial side in those that get infected, although it can mostly be mentally suppressed.
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the members of Strega have Personas that actively try to kill them. To prevent this, they have to take suppressants that have nasty side-effects. [[spoiler:This is because their Personas were forcefully awakened]].
** The Shadows. They're manifestations of humanity's worst flaws and suppressed dark thoughts. It's best shown in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', in which the protagonists each have to face shadow versions of themselves. In this case, suppressing the Enemy Within is the ''worst possible course of action'' since this is what makes them hostile. Accepting their flaws and resolving to deal with them via character development transforms the Shadows into Personas.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the members of Strega have Personas that actively try to kill them. To prevent this, they have to take suppressants that have nasty side-effects. [[spoiler:This is because their Personas were forcefully awakened]].
** The Shadows. They're manifestations of humanity's worst flaws and suppressed dark thoughts. It's best shown in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', in which the protagonists each have to face shadow versions of themselves. In this case, suppressing the Enemy Within is the ''worst possible course of action'' since this is what makes them hostile. Accepting their flaws and resolving to deal with them via character development transforms the Shadows into Personas.



* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': This has become a concern [[NiceGuy for Ace]], as of chapter 15, thanks to Blair's consciousness being [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/we_have_to_contain_me_before_i released from the doll]]]] and ending up in his body. Now, not only is Ace stuck with him for the foreseeable future, but Blair has threatened to [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_was_bitten take him over if he falls asleep]]]] to satisfy his perversion.

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* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'': ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': This has become a concern [[NiceGuy for Ace]], as of chapter 15, thanks to Blair's consciousness being [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/we_have_to_contain_me_before_i released from the doll]]]] and ending up in his body. Now, not only is Ace stuck with him for the foreseeable future, but Blair has threatened to [[spoiler: [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_was_bitten take him over if he falls asleep]]]] to satisfy his perversion.



* The human Twilight Sparkle suffers this in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'' as she's haunted by her actions as Midnight Sparkle. It gets worse when she finds out she possesses magic and she's afraid of using it lest Midnight Sparkle takes control again. It takes a major pep talk from Sunset and the other girls to get her to realize her power is her own and not to let the past control her.
24th Jun '17 12:18:27 AM Xtifr
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* [[spoiler:Sputnik for Cutman]] from ''InWilysDefense''.

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* [[spoiler:Sputnik for Cutman]] from ''InWilysDefense''.''Webcomic/InWilysDefense''.
16th Jun '17 12:27:43 AM Dravencour
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' - The Beast of Darkness is a personification of protagonist Guts hatred and bloodlust, formed during two years of him [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Earth]] and hunting any demons he could find. After Guts decided to stop focusing on revenge and find Caska it begins to act against him, and seeks to have Guts kill [[MoralityChain Caska]] so Guts could again give into his hatred and bloodlust and contiunue hunting [[spoiler: Griffith]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' - The Beast of Darkness is a the personification of protagonist Guts all of Guts's hatred and bloodlust, formed bloodlust which was born from the horrors he suffered during the Eclipse and from the two years of him [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Earth]] he spent WalkingTheEarth as the Black Swordsman, seeking vengeance against Griffith and hunting any demons every demon he could find. After Guts decided to stop focusing on revenge in order to focus on Casca, his only love and find Caska the only other survivor of the Eclipse, it begins to act against him, and seeks to have Guts kill [[MoralityChain Caska]] kill her]] so that Guts could again give into can get back to his hatred and bloodlust and contiunue hunting [[spoiler: Griffith]].vendetta against Griffith.
14th Jun '17 5:13:49 PM Sarcos
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* For werewolves in ''Literature/{{Newshound}}'', their lupine instincts act as this, constantly battling with the human mind for control and subtly influencing their thoughts and actions.
4th Jun '17 7:05:06 PM nombretomado
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange allowed the superpowerful entity Zom to become one of these for himself in ''WorldWarHulk'', only to learn a painful lesson about how EvilIsNotAToy.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange allowed the superpowerful entity Zom to become one of these for himself in ''WorldWarHulk'', ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'', only to learn a painful lesson about how EvilIsNotAToy.
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